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Gaku in Chinese / Japanese...

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jué / jiào
gaku / satoru
Awareness Scroll

覺 can mean to feel; to figure out; thinking; awake; aware; bodhi; knowing; understanding; enlightenment; illumination; apprehend; perceive; realize.

覺 is a character that is impossible to define in a single word.

This term is often associated with Buddhism where it's understood to be: Illumination, enlightenment, or awakening in regard to the real in contrast to the seeming. However, it can also refer to enlightenment in regard to morality and evil.


In Japanese, this can be the personal name Satoru.

In certain context, and only when pronounced as "jiao" in Chinese, it can refer to a nap, sleep or the state of sleeping. However, as a single character on a wall scroll, everyone will read this with the awareness or enlightenment context.

By no means is this the only way to write enlightenment. In fact, you should only choose this character if you are looking more for a word meaning awareness.

See Also:  Enlightenment | Wisdom | Knowledge


Graceful bird of longevity

gaku / tsuru
Crane Scroll

鶴 is a famous bird of China.

Known in China to be a very spiritual creature, the crane is a symbol of both longevity and the journey of souls and spirits of ancestors.

Note: 鶴 can mean crane or stork in Japanese.

Study / Learn / School

Study / Learn / School Scroll

學 is "study" or "learn" in Chinese, Japanese Kanji, and old Korean Hanja.

學 is a very broad character that can mean a lot of things related to scholarship. It can refer to a school (in fact, if you put the character for "big" in front of this, you have "college" or "university", if you put the word for "middle", you have "middle school". This can also mean science; the process of acquiring knowledge; learning; scholarship; erudition; knowledge. It can also add the Chinese or Japanese version of "-ology" (the study of) to many words.

学There is a very common simplified version of this character. You will see this form in modern Japan and mainland China, Singapore, and other places. If you want this simplified version, please click on the character shown to the right instead of the "select and customize" button above.

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If shown, 2nd row is Simp. Chinese

Simple Dictionary Definition

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(1) learning; scholarship; study; erudition; knowledge; education; (suffix noun) (2) study of ...; -ology; -ics; (personal name) Yutaka

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gully; ravine; Taiwan pr. [huo4]

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 gaku; utena
    がく; うてな
calyx of a flower
{bot} calyx; (surname) Hanabusa

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abbr. for Hubei Province 湖北省[Hu2 bei3 Sheng3] in central China; surname E
(surname) Gaku

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jaw; palate
(noun - becomes adjective with の) (kana only) chin; jaw; (1) (archaism) chin; jaw; (2) (archaism) gills; branchia



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dà jué
    da4 jue2
ta chüeh
 dai gaku
The supreme bodhi, or enlightenment, and the enlightening power of a Buddha; great enlightenment


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(st) Gaku Station



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xué lǚ
    xue2 lv3
hsüeh lü
 gaku ro
Fellow-students, the company of monks who are studying; fellow-students


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wǒ kōng
    wo3 kong1
wo k`ung
    wo kung
生空 (衆生空); 人空 Illusion of the concept of the reality of the ego, man being composed of elements and disintegrated when these are dissolved; emptiness of self


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jià kōng
    jia4 kong1
chia k`ung
    chia kung
 kakuu(p); gakuu / kaku(p); gaku
    かくう(P); がくう
to build (a hut etc) on stilts; to install (power lines etc) overhead; (fig.) unfounded; impractical; (fig.) to make sb a mere figurehead
(adj-no,adj-na,n) (1) (かくう only) fictitious; imaginary; fanciful; fabricated; (can act as adjective) (2) aerial; overhead



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zhòng xué
    zhong4 xue2
chung hsüeh
 shu gaku
bad manners which are to be trained


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(male given name) Gaku


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(adv,adv-to) (onomatopoeic or mimetic word) (sound effect for) collapsing; losing strength; slumping; losing balance


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 gakuu / gaku
(personal name) Gakou


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(person) Miyake Gaku



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wǔ zhǒng xué
    wu3 zhong3 xue2
wu chung hsüeh
 goshu gaku
five grave disciplines


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 katougaku / katogaku
(person) Katou Gaku



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yìn dù xué
    yin4 du4 xue2
yin tu hsüeh
 Indo gaku
Indian studies



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zēng jiè xué
    zeng1 jie4 xue2
tseng chieh hsüeh
 zōkai gaku
Advanced or increasing study of the moral law; the study of the higher moral law; advanced study of the precepts



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xué bù xué
    xue2 bu4 xue2
hsüeh pu hsüeh
 gaku fugaku
learners and those who have nothing more to learn



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xué shèng lì
    xue2 sheng4 li4
hsüeh sheng li
 gaku shōri
benefits of training



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xué wú xué
    xue2 wu2 xue2
hsüeh wu hsüeh
 gaku mugaku
One who is still learning, and one who has attained; 學 is to study religion order to get rid of illusion; 無學 begins when illusion is cast off. In Hīnayāna the first three stages, v. 四果, belong to the period of 學; the arhat to the 無學. In the Mahāyāna, the ten stages of the bodhisattva belong to 學; the stage of Buddha to 無學; training and post-training


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(person) Yamamoto Gaku (1937.1-)


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(person) Yamamoto Gaku (1937.1.3-)


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(person) Gaku Shin'ya (1947.11-)



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píng děng jué
    ping2 deng3 jue2
p`ing teng chüeh
    ping teng chüeh
 byōdō gaku
A Buddha's universal and impartial perception, his absolute intuition above the laws of differentiation; perfect enlightenment



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xìng xiàng xué
    xing4 xiang4 xue2
hsing hsiang hsüeh
 shōsō gaku
The philosophy of the above (性相), i. e. of the noumenal and phenomenal. There are ten points of difference between the 性相二宗, i. e. between the 性 and 相 schools, v. 二宗; study of nature and characteristics



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zuì zhèng jué
    zui4 zheng4 jue2
tsui cheng chüeh
 saishō gaku
Supreme perfect enlightenment, i.e. Buddhahood; most true awakening


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(person) Uekusa Gaku (1981.8.22-)

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The following table may be helpful for those studying Chinese or Japanese...

Title CharactersRomaji (Romanized Japanese)Various forms of Romanized Chinese
gaku / satorujué / jiào
jue2 / jiao4
jue / jiao
chüeh chiao
gaku / tsuruhè / he4 / heho

gakuxué / xue2 / xuehsüeh
In some entries above you will see that characters have different versions above and below a line.
In these cases, the characters above the line are Traditional Chinese, while the ones below are Simplified Chinese.

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Study / Learn / School Scroll
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A nice Chinese calligraphy wall scroll

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A professional Chinese Calligrapher

Professional calligraphers are getting to be hard to find these days.
Instead of drawing characters by hand, the new generation in China merely type roman letters into their computer keyboards and pick the character that they want from a list that pops up.

There is some fear that true Chinese calligraphy may become a lost art in the coming years. Many art institutes in China are now promoting calligraphy programs in hopes of keeping this unique form of art alive.

Trying to learn Chinese calligrapher - a futile effort

Even with the teachings of a top-ranked calligrapher in China, my calligraphy will never be good enough to sell. I will leave that to the experts.

A high-ranked Chinese master calligrapher that I met in Zhongwei

The same calligrapher who gave me those lessons also attracted a crowd of thousands and a TV crew as he created characters over 6-feet high. He happens to be ranked as one of the top 100 calligraphers in all of China. He is also one of very few that would actually attempt such a feat.

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